I just started a second blog. But before I started, I did some quick research based on the 100 most popular blogs in Nigeria. I found out that some of these blogs didn’t work and were down. They were no longer in business for one reason or another. What went wrong with these blogs?
How do you become a famous blogger? If some of the Top 100 blogs in Nigeria have died, what hope is there for those who haven’t made any “top” lists? I’m not here to say that blogging is a bad business, but I want to bring up some facts that have been overlooked.
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Blog writing is a business.
If blogging wasn’t a business, WealthResult.com wouldn’t tell anyone to start it and wouldn’t even be in it. But for different reasons, some people think that blogging is just a hobby and give up when they hit the first obstacle, even if it’s just in their head.
Maybe because it’s so simple to get going, with just N10,000, you could set up a blog. You’ll have to pay for your domain name, but WordPress will be free. Or, as many people do, you can go to blogger.com, sign up for a free blog, and start writing, which I don’t advise you to do.
Setting up a free blog isn’t enough to make you a successful blogger, maybe because it’s online. The most important thing that sets online businesses apart from others is the interaction with real people, and in traditional business, you have to meet your customers in person.
Test the blog business
Don’t expect bloggers to do even the most minor feasibility study before starting a blog. Let’s say you want to start a business where you raise chickens. You could buy the chicks, and I doubt it. Any farmer or business person with experience will check to see if there is a market for the proposed product.
Performing a simple Google search or Bing for your suggested niche might give you an estimate of the number of individuals around the world and in your country who currently occupy this sector. I won’t explain how to do this in great detail, but I’m sure you have an idea.
When you blog, you don’t have to hire professionals (though you could if you had the money) to see if your product will work. You can get an idea of how people would respond to your blog and articles by posting them on Facebook and asking your friends to look at them.
For example, let’s say you want to create a blog for your community, but only a few hundred people have internet access. You don’t need an angel to inform you that what you’re about to do is pointless and that your blog will stop working when you can host fees run out.
Create something that can be sold.
The most important thing about your blog is what’s on it. As I’ve already said, if blogging is a business, then the content you write is your product. What you sell is that, and it’s the main reason why people come to your blog. Think about it this way: when you have a green pasture, goats, sheep, and cattle will arrive there to graze. They will lie on the floor there if you keep the grass green.
Your blog is the same. I’m not saying that the people who visit you are animals. If you post new and relevant content as often as you do, you will get a growing number of visitors. If you keep your blog’s content fresh and relevant, you might be able to build a strong community around it, which is every blogger’s dream.
Improve Your Knowledge
I’m not afraid to say that I’ve seen blogs with spelling and grammar mistakes. It can be considered a mistake if it happens once or twice in the same article. But if you misspell the same word over and over in your blog, that says something about the blog.
It makes it hard for people to trust your blog, which is what you want them to do. Not only does it take skill to write and fix spelling and grammar mistakes, but it also takes skill to do other things. Setting up a blog, choosing a theme and ensuring it works well, setting up a mailing list, and making email campaigns take a particular skill.
If you can’t put in the time to learn, you must find someone who can do it for you. There are a billion dollars and one person who could help you set up and maintain your blog. If you don’t do either of those two things, please don’t waste a good domain name.
Talk to your customers.
Getting people to visit your blog is the hardest thing to do when first blogging. People write a lot, but no one reads what they write. It’s not because they haven’t written anything good, but rather because no one knows they have.
The most natural way to get people to visit your site is to write posts for other blogs. This one, for instance, is written by a guest. It would help if you wrote good articles for the sites you want to work for. You can’t just cut and paste something from your blog.
The posts you write for other people’s blogs are usually better than those you write for your own. I wished I could post this on my blog as I was writing it. But what’s the point of making a drug that heals all diseases if no one knows you have it? You would then die poor.
You have to put yourself out there. Reach out to well-known blogs, and ask them if you could write something for them. Either that or you have to make a lot of money and put ads on social media. Today, these ads don’t cost that much, so anyone with a small amount of cash can do this.
Guest blogs are better than ads because the value of their articles goes up indefinitely. Even though your ads will run out and stop showing, people will keep reading your articles and giving you feedback. So, my last advice is to go out and work with others.
Set an income goal
Having taught many people how to blog is essential, I’ve found that this is the one thing they have trouble with. Most blogs make all of their money from advertising. Even though ads may make up most of your blog’s income, they are not the only way you can make money from them.
There are many ways to earn money with a blog and let me start with the clear ones. Yes, you could begin with ads and use affiliate programs, which are becoming increasingly popular among bloggers, as a more dependable and sellable way to advertise.
As your blog expands, you could make a book out of a few of your posts and your own experiences to sell. When your blog gets a lot of readers, you might start getting deals from publishing companies, and you might even get a contract to write a book.
If you can follow these rules, I’m sure you’ll be well on your way to making another popular blog. You can get help from locations like WealthResult.com and BlogMarathon.com. But you should take your blog seriously.